This is my why … What is yours?
I’m Jasmine Katatikarn, aka “JazzKatat”.
I’m an animation artist by day and an entrepreneur by night, who is designing a
Growing up, there was always an emphasis on being perfect. Perfect school, Perfect job, Perfect partner, Perfect family. I bought into this life plan…studied hard and went to a good college ( check!), successful career ( check!), married an amazing person (check!). But to create the perfect family?? That’s where my perfect checklist of life halted. After 5 years of trying, I was given the crippling news that I would have less than 1% chance of having my own child. At one of the lowest points in my life, it was that moment that transformed me into the person I am today. I ended up having 2 miracle kids, but on that journey of overcoming my obstacles, I applied my designer mindset and I transformed myself into a different work of art. One that was not planned, but ultimately more confident, fulfilled and empowered.
As an artist/designer, I have the skills to create beautiful art. I use these skills in my profession as a lighting artist for computer animated films, as well as in my everyday life through photography, home design, and crafts. But the real superpower of a designer is not the creative work itself, but the ability to use the same skills to affect your overall happiness. Instead of accepting that there is nothing to done when given an impossible situation and feeling defeated, I see the opposite – I look for the potential and hidden beauty in the situation to solve the problem. I think of multiple alternatives and start testing, visualizing and iterating multiple solutions and reframing what a perfect life means. Life is full of imperfections and rarely does everything
We can choose to focus on the negative aspects of those imperfections or focus on beauty, on how we can use these imperfections to create something even better. We can think like a designer to create a beautiful work of art, or in this case, a beautiful life based on how we approach and take actionable steps to facing our obstacles. This is my goal every day and my mission to help you in designing your perfect, imperfect life. Life is absolutely not perfect, but we have the power to design our own version of “Perfect”. Control your definition of “Perfect.”
I will be documenting my journey as a working mom looking for the elusive work|life balance as well as my journey as an entrepreneur. I hope you join me on this journey.
Let’s do this!
Lucky to be the mother of two amazing kids. I am grateful for everyday I have with them. It’s pure joy to watch T & Lee grow!